Software Engineer, Mobile Developer Experience

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

Mobile Developer Experience (MDX) is responsible for building and providing all necessary infrastructure and tools to ensure Square’s mobile development can continue to be fast and efficient at scale.  We're looking for folks who are excited to problem solve and find solutions that empower hundreds of mobile developers to move more quickly than our competitors.

Engineering efficiency is particularly important for Square’s ability to continuously ship high quality software, so we strive to ensure our development tools enable developers to ship their features with speed and confidence. This is a high force multiplier, cross-functional team aiming to enhance the development experience for all mobile developers within Square. 

You will be part of the team responsible for owning the entire development stack (build system, build tools) and integration with CI. You will improve the development process to allow our engineers to ship as quickly and effortlessly as possible. You’ll be working primarily on the mobile platform infrastructure focused on our largest scaling codebase, Square’s Point of Sale applications, but we expect the results of the team’s work to be applicable to other Square applications.

What you will do:

  • Innovate to amplify the efficiency of our mobile developers to develop, build, test, and release high quality apps to our merchants.  

  • Identify key performance bottlenecks in the development experience including the build system, IDE integrations, testing frameworks, and pull request workflows.

  • Help define the scope and the priorities of the team by identifying opportunities to decrease build times, reduce system complexity, and improve the developer experience

  • Optimize the performance, reliability, and usability of our CI pipeline

  • Own the success of your team's projects, and deliver quantifiable results on schedule.

Qualifications

You have: 

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical, working experience

  • Extensive knowledge of build systems (e.g. Ant, Maven, Buck, Gradle, Pants) and CI tools (e.g. Circle, Travis, Jenkins) 

  • Experience for supporting build or CI systems infrastructure (ideally at scale) 

  • Excellent software engineering aptitude and the ability to provide technical mentorship and guidance

  • Experience building apps for Android in Java / Kotlin

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Square is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible.

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Square is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, assessing candidates in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Perks

We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

Square, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) builds tools to empower businesses and individuals to participate in the economy. Sellers use Square to reach buyers online and in person, manage their business, and access financing. Individuals use Cash App to spend, send, store, and invest money. And TIDAL is a global music and entertainment platform that expands Square's purpose of economic empowerment to artists. Square, Inc. has offices in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Ireland, Spain, Norway, and the UK.

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